We're happy to get fresh organic eggs. It feels good to have enough to share regularly with friends.
The grass is reduced in nutritional content, even though there are still hints of green throughout the pasture. So we've got a large wheel of hay, chemical-free, which the horse and donkey munch on now and then.
Larry has dutifully weeded in the high tunnel, and planted lettuce seed. We are enjoying eating collards and kale which Katie and Kevin planted in September. I'd really like to find a kale or collard drink recipe that we both can enjoy rather than forcing it down. Suggestions anyone?
Rainfall was only 30 inches for 2011, as compared to the normal 52 inches for the Garfield area. So we're happy it rained 1 3/4 inches yesterday. My crimson clover, winter rye and austrian winter peas have a chance of growing into little plants. The seed was cast or planted in the last 10 days.
I am working on a written compilation of the perennial food plants which will grow in our zone 8a coastal plain region. Larry is working on a talk about economics that matter, for a January farm conference at Red Earth Farm in Reidsville, GA. Janisse Ray is organizing that conference. She and her husband have many workshops at their farm...a good way to build community and help with finances and keep learning new skills.
Larry and I wish you all a happy, healthy new year!